2007
Baseball drops two to Edgewood

Baseball drops two to Edgewood
April 21, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University's baseball team dropped a home Northern Athletics Conference home doubleheader to Edgewood College on Saturday at The Sports Complex. The Eagles (11-16, 5-9 NAC) lost by scores of 3-2 and 12-1. Senior George Shimko lost a brilliant game one pitcher's duel. Shimko went the complete nine innings, giving up the three earned runs and seven hits. He struck out five and walked just one. Benedictine's number seven and eight batters - Kevin Stockman and Jason Alice - each went 2-for-4 with a run batted in. Kyle Bergman had Benedictine's lone extra-base hit with a double. In game two, the wheels came off of the proverbial wagon as a combination of BU's young pitching staff and hot Edgewood bats resulted in the lopsided win for the visitors. EC collected 18 hits in the seven-inning game. Conversely, Benedictibne was held to two hits by Edgewood's Nathan Marlowe.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.